Archive | December, 2018

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The death of Alan Thicke – is hockey OK for seniors?

Around 5 players over 65 years old suffered heart attacks during or after games at Parksville’s Oceanside Arena in the past 5 years. The death of 69-year old Canadian actor Alan Thicke this week while playing hockey raised several questions if the game is suitable for seniors. Al Greir who is a former Parksville city […]

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Rapid action at weekend Army Run saves man in cardiac arrest

The Canadian Ski Patrol saved the life of a runner who collapsed. The incident occurred when he was about to cross the finish line of the Canada Army run. After the delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED), the man regained sinus rhythm. The Ottawa Paramedic Service was […]

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‘Absolutely perfect timing’ saves woman who collapses in Kingsville restaurant

Heather Halstead would not be alive if not for the heroic efforts of individuals who saved her life. She suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while delivering bread at Roseabelle’s. Luckily, there were 2 veteran hospital nurses attending a meeting at the restaurant. The nurses promptly performed CPR. This allowed oxygen to be supplied to the […]

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U.S. snowboarder Brock Crouch survives being buried by avalanche near Whistler

An 18-year old Brock Crouch was buried under the snow for 5 minutes. An American professional snowboarder survived after being buried in an avalanche in the backcountry near Whistler, B.C. Crouch was buried under the snow for 5 minutes before rescued by his friends. He was already blue-faced but conscious. According to Shin Campos who […]

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B.C. pharmacist saves overdose victim’s life

Quick thinking of a London Drugs staff saved a life. A Vancouver Island pharmacist was given credit for saving the life of an overdose victim. The effectiveness of naloxone as a vital tool in the opioid epidemic in B.C. has been documented. According to Courtenay London Drugs pharmacy manager Tara Oxford, she experienced first-hand the […]

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Baby’s life saved by bystanders

The baby together with his parents was driving along St. Laurent Blvd. in the St. Laurent and Belfast area. The baby was not breathing. Several bystanders noticed the emergency and rushed over to give help to the family. Some called the emergency numbers, the paramedic dispatcher provided CPR instructions over the phone to any bystanders […]

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School staff saved the life of a girl

The school staff and principal of Calgary Balmoral School were honored for saving the life of their grade six student. Before the start of the school year, all staff of the Calgary Balmoral School had first aid training, learning the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitations and how to use the defibrillator which is already present in […]

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University student victim of hit-and-run

A university student from Toronto was identified as the victim of a hit-and-run accident. According to a witness the victim was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Huron and College streets when she was hit by a northbound vehicle and traveling in the southbound lanes. The incident happened early in the morning. […]

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Quebec Junior Hockey League improves First Aid Protocols

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey league will improve its first-aid protocols after the death of a teenage Nova Scotia hockey player named Jordan. The boy suffered cardiac arrest on the ice many years ago. The boy about 16 years of age had an undiagnosed condition of the heart when he collapse and died at a […]

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